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"hechizo" dress

Added Feb 19, 2012

by pauline alice

Valencia, Spain






“Hechizo” means a spell in spanish: apparently this dress is the one of Snow White’s mother-in-law, the witch, according to the boyfriend. Well, not that I agree but at least it got a name.
I used Butterick 5556, a reproduction of a 1955’s pattern. I cut one size smaller that my measurments and it’s still a little bit too big, but nothing a belt doesn’t hide.
The fabric is a dark blue wool, the dress is warm enough so I can wear it on its own.
I might do it again in a lighter fabric, maybe cotton for spring, as it was easy enough to make and I love the shape with it’s pointed collar, pockets and wide skirt.




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    Feb 24, 2012, 09.27 AMby marlalalalere

    very classy!

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    Feb 20, 2012, 06.06 PMby Ljiljan

    Oh love it,love it,love it :) ;)

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      Feb 24, 2012, 08.04 PMby pauline alice

      Thnks so much. I do too…

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    Feb 20, 2012, 03.11 AMby Shona Roon

    Love this! And ditto on the twirling. Maybe that’s why I love circle skirts so much too?

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    Feb 19, 2012, 09.03 PMby aeira

    Beautiful dress, fits you perfectly !

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    Feb 19, 2012, 06.46 PMby suribabe

    Very nice. I just love patterns with a circle skirt.. It reminds me of when I was a little girl and did twirls all the time..(my mum use to make my clothes for me).. Fun memories :)

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      Feb 19, 2012, 07.02 PMby pauline alice

      I’m glad my dress brought back those memories to you. And circle skirts remind me of childhood as well: my favourite skirts and dresses were always the ones that twirled the most.

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    Feb 19, 2012, 05.25 PMby sala22

    Ooh this is so cute!

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